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    Derailleur ?

    I am building a bicycle and would like to know if these two derailleur will work together I will be using friction shift with this build.Here are the two in ? Front Derailleur Deore LX FD-T661 9 Speed and the rear one is the Deore M531 9 speed.And the Cassette will be a Shimano 11-32 Chain ring is 46t,36t,26t
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    # of chainring teeth?

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    he said 46t/36t/26t. the FD mentioned is supposed to rock up to 48t, so that's good. It's been my experience with the high-clamp, bottom swing version of the LX 48t-max FD that it really wants a 12t drop between the large and middle ring. When i had a 48/38/28 on my bike, shifting was consistently yucky. When i moved to a 48/36/26, everything got awesome. You might be able to tune it sufficiently, but if you can't, just grab a 48t ring.

    The RD will play nice with your set-up, no worries. Enjoy your ride!
    -rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by surreal View Post
    he said 46t/36t/26t. the FD mentioned is supposed to rock up to 48t, so that's good. It's been my experience with the high-clamp, bottom swing version of the LX 48t-max FD that it really wants a 12t drop between the large and middle ring. When i had a 48/38/28 on my bike, shifting was consistently yucky. When i moved to a 48/36/26, everything got awesome. You might be able to tune it sufficiently, but if you can't, just grab a 48t ring.

    The RD will play nice with your set-up, no worries. Enjoy your ride!
    -rob
    Thanks surreal this is what I wanted to know.You help out more than you will ever know.

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